Friendship Quotes

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One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
Brooks Adams

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
Truman Capote

Friendship is essentially a partnership.
Aristotle

I'll keep it short and sweet - Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Montgomery Burns

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
George Eliot

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn't want to kill it.
Max Jacob

Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed.
Laurie Colwin

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Charles Lamb

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Joseph Addison

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Kenneth Tynan

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
Charles Kingsley

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson

Every business is built on friendship.
J C Penney

I feel that I contributed well, but my strength and energy in that department is running out. I made, not friendships, never got anywhere like that, but you know I've formed slight bonds with people and they were lovely and gracious
Lesley Brain

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue, and does not admit of assumptions of superiority
Mencius

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
Sydney Smith

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Francis Bacon

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
Edgar Watson Howe

No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.
Francis Crawford

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Simone De Beauvoir

Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
Ovid

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
Edgar Watson Howe

You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.
Barbara Bush

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
Clifton Fadiman

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Charles Peguy

A friendship like love is warm; a love like friendship is steady.
Sir Thomas More

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D Rockefeller

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Charlotte Bronte

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wilcox

Friendship needs to be rooted in respect, but love can live upon itself alone
Ouida

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus

Friendship's an abstract of this noble flame,
'Tis love refin'd, and purged from all its dross,
'Tis next to angel's love, if not the same,
As strong in passion is, though not so gross.
Katherine Philips

If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore De Balzac

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Lynd

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
William Hazlitt

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
Henry Ward Beecher

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
Anton Chekhov

I heard what Ashley Cole said about kicking me if he has to, but he will have to catch me first. When we step out on to the pitch on Sunday, all friendships will be forgotten.
Robert Pires

If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share. In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of great concern to the tiger.
Chin-Ning Chu



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